Hello there, dear reader. December is in full swing and I am happy to announce that this is Christmas Treat Week here at Jamie Cooks It Up! I have four brand new, fabulously tasty recipes just waiting in the wings to tempt you with their deliciousness. Friday I will be posting this years Christmas Treat Recipe Roundup (last years list is HERE) so you can find every Christmas goodie on my site, in one convenient place. Woo Hoo! Bring on the butter and sugar.
Please munch on a carrot stick by way of prevention, won’t you?
First up are these wonderful Egg Nog Sugar Cookies. If you like Egg Nog and Sugar Cookies…you will absolutely love the two of them together. The cookies are soft, with a slightly crispy bottom and the subtle flavors of egg nog. The frosting is buttery, silky and adds takes these cookies right over the top.
Hope you love them!
Let me show you how it’s done.
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EGG NOG SUGAR COOKIES
Time: 1 hour
Yield: 25-30 cookies
Recipe from Mrs. Fields
2 1/4 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt
1 1/4 C sugar
3/4 C butter, softened
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C egg nog
4 T butter, softened
2 1/2 C powdered sugar
6 Tb egg nog
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
2. Into a medium-sized mixing bowl place 2 1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and a dash of salt. Toss the ingredients around a bit with a fork to be sure they are combined.
3. In your stand mixer or large mixing bowl, cream together 1 1/4 cups sugar and 3/4 cup softened butter. They should get nice and fluffy for you after a minute or so.
4. Add 2 egg yolks. (Just the yolks, now). Mix until well combined.
4. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup egg nog and then mix.
5. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
6. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray and scoop the soft (and kind of sticky) dough onto the sheet. I sprayed some cooking spray into the cookie scoop I used as well.
7. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies spring back when lightly tapped.
8. Remove the cookies onto a wire rack and allow them to cool completely.
9. To make the frosting, place 4 tablespoons softened butter into a small mixing bowl. Add 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 6 tablespoons egg nog, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and a dash of salt. Beat until smooth and glossy.
10. Frost your cookies, then allow them to sit on the counter for about 15 minutes so the frosting can set up a bit.
ENJOY! Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Season!